Saturday, October 6, 2007
The day of accomplishments
Accomplishment 1: A new PR (?)
This morning was the free 5K run on campus. As I mentioned previously, I really wanted to beat my time, but I wasn't sure I could. The race did not end up starting until 9:30 am, and given that it rained during the night, it was humid, hot, and just gross. There were no mile markers, so I couldn't judge my pace well. I couldn't catch my breath during the entire race. (Have you ever tried to yawn while running?) This was the first race that I had to stop and walk due to a cramp. In fact, I had to do that three times. I didn't walk for long at all, but I still had to stop. I was hot and grumpy that I wasn't going to beat my time. I caught up to Joe who was going slow because his hamstring was really bothering him. We finished the race together. Just before the end I was about to stop and walk because my side hurt so bad, but Joe helped me sprint to the end (THANK YOU JOE!!!). Now according to the people at the race, we came in at 28:22. My previous record for a 5K (back in May) was 28:35. Did I really reach a new personal record even after having to walk? I'm sure that my pace was a bit better than it was back in May. I mean back then my longest distance I had run was 5 miles. Now I'm at 11. But I did have to stop for about 10 seconds three different times. I don't know... Since they claim it was 5K and that was my race time, I'm going to accept it with a smile, and hope that my next more official race proves I really have improved by a little bit.
Accomplishment 2: I actually put on the bathing suit and got in the pool.
After the race, the roommate, co-worker (Rebecca), and myself went to the pool. This was the first time I put on all the swimming gear (bathing suit, shorts, goggles, and one of those cap things that makes me look like I have a bald, grey head). Rebecca showed us the basics of what we would be learning during our swim lessons. I think that it really helped me feel a little more confident and not so overwhelmed about the class on Wednesday. This is definitely going to be a difficult, and I am going to need a lot of practice. I WILL be a triathlete!
Accomplishment 3: Not eating all the delicious-looking breakfast foods.
Once we finished at the pool, the three of us were starving so we went to the cafeteria area on campus for breakfast. If I haven't mentioned it already, other than seafood, breakfast food is my absolutely favorite! They had everything you could imagine! I ate a pretty large breakfast, but I managed to stay away from all the sinful treats that were calling to me (croissants, bacon, scones, amazing chocolate rice krispy treats). It was difficult, but I did it. (One week until the wedding people! I need to be somewhat good since I've been enjoying treats this past week. lol)
I hope everyone's weekends are going well. (o: